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The Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Esteem

Zusammenfassung

Although self-esteem is of great importance for physical and mental health, no previous empirical study has investigated the potential relationship between parents’ and children’s self-esteem. To close this research gap, the present study examined the intergenerational transmission of self-esteem between parents and their children, while taking into account the mediating role of parents’ use of negative communication and potential differences between same-sex and opposite-sex parent-child dyads. Based on data from the eighth and ninth waves of the German Family Panel (pairfam), multilevel linear regression models were estimated for an analytical sample consisting of 1,121 children between the ages of nine and 16 and their parents. The results of the statistical analysis indicated that parents’ selfesteem was only moderately related to self-esteem in their children. Furthermore, the results suggested that negative parent-child communication partially mediated the relationship, leading to lower levels of self-esteem in the younger generation. However, no significant differences in the intergenerational transmission of selfesteem could be found between same-sex and opposite-sex parent-child dyads.

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Esteem
ZSE Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation (ISSN 1436-1957), Ausgabe 4, Jahr 2020, Seite 296 - 311

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Titel

The Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Esteem

Zeitschrift

ZSE Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation (ISSN 1436-1957), Ausgabe 4, Jahr 2020, Seite 296 - 311

DOI

10.3262/ZSE2004296

Print ISSN

1436-1957

Verlag

Beltz Juventa

Autoren

Lara Augustijn

Schlagwörter

Kinder
Eltern-Kind-Beziehung
Jugendliche
children
Selbstwert
Adolescents
intergenerationale Transmission
parent-child relationship
intergenerational transmission
negative Eltern-Kind-Kommunikation
negative parentchild communication
self-esteem

Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation 4/2020

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